The Jaguars received the kickoff to start the second quarter, but with the majority of starters out of the game the drive ended in a quick punt. With Mason Rudolph in the game to play the second half, the Steelers matched three-and-outs to open the half.
Following another Jacksonville punt, the Steelers started their drive pinned deep in their own territory. On a second down play, Rudolph was pressure up the middle and threw the ball to the boundary. It was deemed there wasn’t a receiver in the area and was ruled intentional grounding. With Rudolph in his own end-zone, it equated in a safety, giving the Jaguars an 8-7 lead.
Jacksonville was unable to do anything with the free kick following the safety, and Rudolph and the Steelers’ offense looked to take advantage. When the drive reached midfield, Mike Tomlin chose to go for it on 4th and 1, and the jet sweep to Gunner Olszewski resulted in a fumble which was recovered by the Jaguars.
Jacksonville had the ball at the end of the 3rd quarter.